Rolex Opens a Boutique in Miami’s Design District
Jan17

Rolex Opens a Boutique in Miami’s Design District

Last night, Rolex opened a new stand-alone boutique owned by partner Luxury Swiss, LLC in Miami’s trendy Design District, the first in Miami.  Rolex USA president and CEO Stewart Wicht and head of Luxury Swiss, LLC, Seymour Holtzman, were joined by Rolex and Luxury Swiss, LLC execs, to celebrate the boutique’s grand opening.   Last night’s grand opening party saw about 250 guests including Miami celebs Raúl De...

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Apple Watch Review I miss my watches, and so do a lot of others, which may be troubling news for watchmakers.
Aug31

Apple Watch Review I miss my watches, and so do a lot of others, which may be troubling news for watchmakers.

I miss my watches, and so do a lot of others, which may be troubling news for watchmakers. It’s been a week since I got my 42mm Apple Watch in stainless steel with the Bright Blue Leather Loop strap. And, I figured it might not be a bad time for an Apple Watch Review. Over the past week, I’ve learned more than just a bit of fodder for an Apple Watch Review, I’ve realized that the Apple Watch (which I still think they...

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Top 10 Watches Under $3,000 Just in Time for Holiday Shopping, the Our Ideas of the Best Watches for the Money
Dec17

Top 10 Watches Under $3,000 Just in Time for Holiday Shopping, the Our Ideas of the Best Watches for the Money

Just in Time for Holiday Shopping, the Our Ideas of the Best Watches for the Money… Best Watches Under $3,000, that is. Not all of us have tens of thousands of dollars to spend on watches. I know I don’t. But, less than $3,000… That’s much more doable. Watches under $500… $200… that’s downright parsimonious. As the usual suspects in terms of introduction to fine watch collecting (i.e....

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The Watches of the Gumball 3000
Jun07

The Watches of the Gumball 3000

In the last TickTickVroom post, I blabbered on about the starting grid of the 2014 Gumball 3000 rally, particularly about the incredible, amazing, wonderful, astonishing cars.  And, that is a very worthwhile topic.  However, wherever the wealthy gather to play with million dollar toys, some pretty great watches gather with them.  So, I thought I’d like to write a quick post on the Watches of the Gumball 3000.   In summary,...

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Magnum MK5 Public Debut and We Talk with Bruno St-Jacques
Feb24

Magnum MK5 Public Debut and We Talk with Bruno St-Jacques

You may remember back in November, we told you about a new track-day monster called Magnum MK5.  You may also remember that it hails from Canada.  I know what you’re thinking, and yes, Canada does have more than just hockey and curling.  The little speed demon has just made its public debut at the Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance duPont Registry Live Hangar Party shin-dig.  We were there to get up close and personal with the...

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F.P. Journe Historical Anniversary Tourbillon: 30 Years of Watchmaking [Pricing]
Oct19

F.P. Journe Historical Anniversary Tourbillon: 30 Years of Watchmaking [Pricing]

Another 2013 Anniversary… Yes, another one.  You can add F.P. Journe to the list of anniversaries this year along with Lamborghini, Porsche, McLaren, Rolex, Caterham, Fiat and Tag Heuer.  The first watch Francois-Paul Journe ever made was created in 1983, and the F.P. Journe Historical Anniversary Toubillon pays homage to that watch.  Seriously, did everything good happened on a year ending in “3”?  I was also born...

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Hodinkee Interviews Sir Jackie Stewart on Racing, Watches and Being Awesome
Oct18

Hodinkee Interviews Sir Jackie Stewart on Racing, Watches and Being Awesome

Sir John Young “Jackie” Stewart is a legend in world of motorsports and, thanks to his long-time partnership with Rolex, in the world of watches.  The nice folks at Hodinkee spoke with Sir Jackie Stewart during the 2013 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance about racing, Rolex and being awesome.  From getting his first big break racing in the Indianapolis 500 to getting (and subsequently losing) a diamond studded Rolex...

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Zenith El Primero Lightweight: A Lighter Side of El Primero
Oct05

Zenith El Primero Lightweight: A Lighter Side of El Primero

I really like Zenith watches.  I’ve had a Zenith Elite for about 8 years, and it’s been great.  Whenever there is a new Zenith to take a look at, I’m always excited, especially when it is one from the famed El Primero line.  So, now that Zenith is presenting an ultra-light variation of their much-lauded El Primero Striking 10th, TickTickVroom is keen to check it out.  It’s called the Zenith El Primero...

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User Submitted Stuff
Sep26

User Submitted Stuff

Reader Submitted Tick Tick Vroom-my Stuff: Submit the cool stuff you see In the Wild to: LookWhatISaw@TickTickVroom.com Black Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X in Miami, FL, 3 January 2013. Apparently, the Stig drives a black Evo X in Miami… Submitted by Dan in Miami, FL. Oscar Mayer Wienermobile in Milwaukee, WI, 10 January 2013. Tom submitted these Wienermobile pics, and in the process, he even got a Weenie-Whistle. Submitted by...

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[Video] FIAT Abarth 595 50th Anniversary Edition: Most Powerful Abarth 595 Ever
Sep14

[Video] FIAT Abarth 595 50th Anniversary Edition: Most Powerful Abarth 595 Ever

Man, 1963 was a packed year.  The birth of the Porsche Carrera, the Tag Heuer Carrera, Lamborghini, McLaren and the Rolex Daytona are just a few momentous firsts from that year.  Apparently, 1963 was also the year Abarth debuted the 595 at the Turin Motor Show.   To celebrate, FIAT created the Abarth 595 50th Anniversary Edition.  Basically it’s a FIAT 500 Abarth that’s been fitted with oh-so-much-more fun. ...

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